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dickrickulous 01-15-2017 04:56 PM

Getting really slow upload speeds
Uploading at 90KB/sec speedtest says I should be able to do 1Mbps. Running Ubuntu 16.04 and my Belkin Modem has the latest firm ware. I changed from wireless and plugged in a cable to the modem it did not change the upload speed. I would appreciate any hearing any ideas on what I could do about this.

TheEzekielProject 01-15-2017 05:06 PM

Depends on where you are uploading to. You won't necessarily see the same speeds as you are connecting to different servers for the speedtest and wherever you are uploading to

dickrickulous 01-15-2017 05:36 PM

This happens with ftp to my web sites and the PCloud and Spyder back up applications.

TheEzekielProject 01-15-2017 05:46 PM

Have you always seen these speeds or has it dropped from what it used to be? You might check your router to see if there is any bandwidth throttling/limiting in effect

dickrickulous 01-15-2017 06:09 PM

Nothing obvious on the router firmware is up to date. This the first time I tried to load 10 GB and it looks like it will take another 15 hours at this rate.

TheEzekielProject 01-15-2017 06:12 PM

What is the command you are using for the transfer?

dickrickulous 01-15-2017 06:16 PM

This is the pCloud application that I am running right now but Filezilla has the same problem

TheEzekielProject 01-15-2017 06:19 PM

Is that your only option to transfer the files or can you try rsync?

dickrickulous 01-15-2017 06:28 PM

Not sure rsync would work pCloud is proprietorial. When installed it shows up as a mounted drive.

Habitual 01-15-2017 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by dickrickulous (Post 5655429)
Uploading at 90KB/sec speedtest says I should be able to do 1Mbps.

Compare with

wget -O - | python
No subjectivity involved.

dickrickulous 01-15-2017 06:45 PM

Upload: 0.59 Mbit/s
that is a long way from what I am getting
currently 128KB/sec

Thanks Habitual

TheEzekielProject 01-15-2017 07:02 PM

If it shows as mounted you should be able to. Do you know the mount point? Rsync syntax is fairly straightforward

rsync -rP /source /destination
The -r means recursive and P is for progress.

dickrickulous 01-15-2017 07:13 PM

would that be the mount point? Thanks for your patience with a newbie to Ubuntu and Linux.
If rsync can connect to pCloud severs it still doesn't tell me where the bottleneck is with upload speed.

TheEzekielProject 01-15-2017 07:42 PM

Assuming "jo" is your username on your computer, that would be your local home folder. Maybe you have a subdirectory in /home called /pCloud or something similar? I am not familiar with pCloud, but it seems to be basically any other cloud storage service which should allow you to rsync.

You are correct in that it won't find the bottleneck, but you may get faster transfer speeds

dickrickulous 01-15-2017 08:20 PM

I really don't have the command line skills to run rsync
Oh yeah /home/jo/pCloud is the path.
So is that the mount point?

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